| Jan 13, 2012
| 9:21 PM
Richard Franklyn Kirchner, a World War II veteran and retired Social Security Administration official, died Jan. 7 of Lewy body dementia at the Harmony Hall assisted-living facility in Columbia.
He was 86.
Mr. Kirchner was born in New York City and...
| Mar 28, 2012
| 8:44 AM
Hate speech is a form of vandalism. It defaces the environment, and like a broken window, if left untended, signals to other hoodlums that the coast is clear to do more damage.
But unlike the proverbial broken window, which urban police departments and...
| Aug 4, 2011
| 9:24 AM
Walter A. "Wally" Rafalko, a decorated World War II veteran and a former professor of law who also had been associate dean of the University of Baltimore School of Law, died July 28 of congestive heart failure at Stella Maris Hospice.
| Jan 31, 2012
| 3:51 PM
Maryland and other states that have issued caps on the amount of overtime nurses can work have seen improvements in care, according to new research.
A study by the RN Work Project, a collaboration by the New York University and University of Buffalo...
| Feb 10, 2012
| 2:01 PM
Francis N. Craig, a retired Edgewood Arsenal scientist, died of respiratory failure Thursday at the Broadmead Retirement Community in Cockeysville. He was 100 and had previously lived in the Loreley section of Baltimore County near White Marsh.
| Feb 7, 2012
| 6:16 PM
A significant number of Baltimore teachers — in some schools as many as 60 percent of the staff — have received unsatisfactory ratings on their midyear evaluations as the system moves to implement a pay-for-performance contract that's...
| Feb 24, 2012
| 8:00 AM
Last year, Maryland's Democratic-controlled General Assembly made short work of a Republican-sponsored bill that would have required voters to show a government-issued photo ID before being allowed to vote. The legislation, which closely tracked similar...
| Mar 9, 2012
| 10:04 AM
Linda Schuberth, a senior occupational therapist at the Kennedy Krieger Institute who helped children overcome swallowing and feeding issues, died of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, also known as Lou Gehrig's disease, March 5 at her Homeland home. She...
| Mar 8, 2012
| 11:03 AM
Actor James Franco, he of the dark good looks and "127 Hours" fame is coming to Baltimore Friday.
But, before you get any big ideas and think this is your big chance to ask him out for drinks or attempt a marriage proposal -- forget it.
| Feb 3, 2009
Ten years ago, a photo that showed an athlete like Michael Phelps apparently getting high at a party probably would have resulted in considerable fallout.
That might still happen to the athlete who has won the most gold medals in Olympic history, who has...
| Nov 7, 2008
In running a successful national campaign, Barack Obama laid down guidelines that came to be seen as hallmarks of his leadership style. He prizes loyalty, discretion, teamwork and selflessness, say those who have worked with him.
But as he shapes a new...
| Dec 2, 2007
It happens, inevitably, at every sporting event. Katie Odierno Funk hears the national anthem and her eyes well up with tears.
It's true whether she's watching baseball or basketball, but it hits her the hardest, without fail, at the Army-Navy football...